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An extra pair of hands

Do you, or someone you know, need a little extra help with practical tasks around the home such as housework, gardening, help with the shopping or preparing meals?

Close to Hand offers you the choice and flexibility of arranging a helping hand or companionship when you require it and at the same time enables local people to find flexible work with a purpose.

An extra pair of hands

Do you, or someone you know, need a little extra help with practical tasks around the home such as housework, gardening, help with the shopping or preparing meals?

Close to Hand offers you the choice and flexibility of arranging a helping hand or companionship when you require it and at the same time enables local people to find flexible work with a purpose.

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Member Stories

flexible working near me

"I really enjoy working for Julia. The time goes too quickly really; we chat and tell each other stories about our families. I help her with her shopping or a few jobs in the house and we spend a bit of time weeding her very pretty garden. I'm never bored in her company and giving time to Julia is the same as giving time to a good friend."

Hannah, East Sussex

help and companionship

"Finding Hannah has been a blessing; she pops in twice a week to help me with the food shopping and to provide an extra pair of hands in the garden. I look forward to her visits and our chats. We've become great friends."

Julia, East Sussex

Helpful Blogs

Help at home following the arrival of a newborn link

Help at home following the arrival of a newborn

Are you balancing the needs of a newborn with running a household and could do with an extra pair of hands? Here’s how Close to Hand can help.

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What is home help and who is it for? link

What is home help and who is it for?

Home help is for anyone who needs an extra pair of hands at home to assist with practical tasks or to provide companionship. Close to Hand recognises that there are many reasons people look for help at home at certain times throughout their lives.

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Post Operative Home Help – feel more like yourself and recover in your own home link

Post Operative Home Help – feel more like yourself and recover in your own home

Staying at home while you heal post operation can help speed your recovery, providing the right help is in place. Consider hiring a Home Helper to assist with every-day household tasks leaving you to focus on getting better.

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